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Step-By-Step Oil Cleansing Tutorial

If you want to learn the proper method for oil cleansing so you end up with smooth and radiant skin, follow this step-by-step tutorial.
Author: Jean Choi



  • Start out with a dry face. You don't need to remove makeup beforehand as oil cleansing will do that in the process.
  • Take 1/2-1 tsp of your oil of choice (or an almond-sized amount for the Cleansing Balm) and massage on to your face for at least 1 minute. Concentrate on your problem areas.
  • Soak the washcloth under running water that is warm to hot (not too hot - you'll be using it on your face), then wring it out.
  • Place the washcloth on your face to let it steam and open up your pores, so it can draw out impurities.
  • Gently wipe away the oils, makeup, and dirt.
  • Rinse your washcloth and hang it to dry for the next time. I use the Charcoal Bar to clean the cloth every time and it works really well!
  • There's no need to moisturize after oil cleansing, but you may choose to do so if you feel like your skin needs it. I have dry skin so I always finish with the Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream, which is so hydrating and nourishing.


*If this ratio is too drying, lower the ratio of castor oil. If it's too moisturizing, increase the ratio of castor oil. I recommend using olive or avocado oil as the 2nd oil when first starting out.